September events you won’t want to miss 


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There’s no better way to be welcomed back to Waterloo than to get involved in the community.  

Doors Open Waterloo Region allows the general public to tour historic buildings, landmarks and sites within the Waterloo Region that are not regularly open to the public eye.  

From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 16 feel free to explore Waterloo in a way you never have before.  

See places such as Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower, Globe Studios and Rogers T.V. Channel 20 Studio. 

For more information on this event, go to the City of Waterloo website or the Region of Waterloo website and search the Doors Open Waterloo Region page for the full list of 20 vendors. 

 Interested in learning about the history behind St. Jacobs?  

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The Historic St. Jacobs Walking Tour guides you through the scenic village of St. Jacobs in 75-90 minutes.  

See old landmarks, restaurants, mills and so much more. 

This 1.1-kilometre guided walk happens every Thursday and Sunday from May to November between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. depending on which day you choose.  

This event is $25 a person and can be booked online on the Stroll Walking Tours website.  

For more detailed information on the St. Jacobs Walking Tour, check out Stroll or the Explore Waterloo website.  

Looking for something to do Saturday, Sept. 23?  

The Lumen light festival is the place to be!  

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Lumen is a free annual festival hosted by Waterloo’s Art and Culture team in Uptown Waterloo.  

This all-ages event explores light and art in a whole new way.  

With over thirty different indoor and outdoor light and art creations, the community is encouraged to explore the different local art displays from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.   

Established in 2018, Lumen festival has collaborated with many different artists and companies locally.  

The displays range from large art installations to interactive light and visual displays for people of all ages to enjoy.  

For more information on the Lumen festival, check out the City of Waterloo website.  

There is truly no better start to university or way to get back into the swing of things like getting out in the area you live in.  

So grab your family, friends or new roommates and explore Waterloo. 

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